Help me : judge me

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  1. MillerD

    MillerD TPF Noob!

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    DSC_7299.jpg DSC_7520.jpg DSC_7951.jpg DSC_0119.jpg DSC_0171.JPG DSC_0268.JPG DSC_0428.JPG DSC_00941.jpg DSC_0465.JPG DSC_0225.JPG DSC_0474.JPG DSC_0585.JPG DSC_0652.JPG Hi , I would love to know what you think of those pictures.
    Thank you !


     

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    ClickAddict No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Try narrowing it down to just a few 2-3 photos. (And number them) Makes it much easier to get good detailed critique back.
     
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    ClickAddict No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh, and from what I see I like them. I like the one with the four people in descending height a lot, although I find that the left hand side is a little too bright. Would knock down the highlights or exposure on that side a bit but otherwise I really like the feel of it.
     
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    What? All of them?

    O.K., they're displayed as thumbnails and they're in a group.
     
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    Nice pics.
     
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    MillerD TPF Noob!

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    Thank you all !
     
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    Watchful No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just remember, this is not a forum for the worlds best photographers, these are just people that own cameras and take pictures, everyone here takes both good and bad pictures.
    Sometimes the ones they think are good are good, sometimes not. Photography is subjective.
    The person you need to worry about pleasing is you.
    Stay happy.
     
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    budget cruncher TPF Noob!

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    As a body of work, I see these as the typical travel shots, and as such is so diverse that there is nothing holding the group together.

    As for a detailed critique, may I suggest that you select one photograph for which you would like to have C&C, start a thread, post that one, and give a bit of background on it.

    Search the threads for how to post images for critique, there's a thread on that.
     
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    I like the light in the lion shot. I do think it would be improved by cropping out the right side to just about where the track goes into the water.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Well we've got a guy that's gotten his work published on the cover of a national magazine, another who's been interviewed by Tamron, folks that have their prints featured in art shows, a fantastic pool of avid hobbiests who's shots are as good as those you'll see in most magazines - so I'd say all in all the talent pool here is pretty good.

    For the Op: This I would regard as pretty awful advice actually. One of the major benefits of the forum is that you can post your work and get honest feedback, helping you to improve. Not all of the criticism you will receive may be on point, but try to keep in mind that when you post your work and ask for critique that the people who are going out of their way to offer it are usually doing so with a genuine desire to help you improve.

    If you approach this from a "I'm perfect already" point of view, you'll never really learn anything you don't already know. If however you look at this as a learning opportunity, you'd be downright amazed at how much you can learn. We have a lot of really top notch photographers here, despite what various members of the peanut gallery might think.

    So I would encourage you to ask for and accept critique. In the end you might decide that you prefer doing something one way as opposed to something that someone else might suggest, and that's fine - it's ultimately your decision.

    But you'll be a much better photographer if you know what rules your breaking and why than you ever could be if your completely ignorant of the rules in the first place and breaking them willy nilly simply because you had no idea they existed.

    Just my 2 cents worth of course. YMMV
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    If we look at one, there are some sensible things that can be said.
    First, imo, this picture is really oversaturated.
    Note the blues that look like they are electified.
    Ease back on the saturation slider a lot.
    There is a decided slant, for no obvious artistic reason, and the picture could have been shot or edited so that the woman was upright.
    It's not very sharp, probably due to the overcast, but even so, it could be sharpened some to give it more punch.

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    Make the subject bigger in the frame; don't include stuff that isn't important, like cinder blocks.
    Tone down the saturation.
    This is slightly underexposed and so his hair is a black blob.
    Sharpen the important stuff

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